Severe Tropical Storm “Auring” intensifies into severe tropical storm as it moves slowly over the Philippine Sea East of Mindanao on Friday, February 19, 2021.
Today through tomorrow afternoon, light to moderate with at times heavy rainshowers over Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte.
Tomorrow afternoon through Sunday morning, heavy to intense rains over Caraga Region. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Eastern Visayas, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Davao de Oro. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over the rest of Visayas, the rest of Northern Mindanao, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Lanao del Sur, Cotabato, and Davao City.
Severe Tropical Storm “AURING” will move generally westward or west-southwestward slowly over the next 24 hours before turning northwestward tomorrow morning while accelerating. It is forecast to make landfall over the eastern coast of Caraga Region on Sunday (21 February) morning. On the forecast track, the storm will likely follow a generally northwestward path as it traverses Caraga Region, Visayas, and MIMAROPA on Sunday and Monday.
At 10:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “AURING” was estimated based on all available data at 535 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.0°N, 131.0°E).